You're in the wilderness, patiently waiting to photograph a Siberian ibex. When the animal finally appears, you take a few photos and then decide you want to film this special moment. What do you do next? Flip a switch and start filming. That's how simple it can be to shift from stills to video with the Canon EOS R System.
As the demand for video footage increases – from publishers and for social media – wildlife photographers are discovering the importance of expanding their skillset and having the kit that enables them to switch seamlessly from one format to another.
Austrian wildlife photographers Christine Sonvilla and Marc Graf have travelled extensively documenting the importance of humans and animals learning to coexist, and they use both still photography and film to convey their message. Using a Canon EOS R5 or EOS R5 C camera, often paired with their favourite Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM lens, they have developed a unique style – photo trapping and filming wildlife for documentaries and personal projects.